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Lucius Joseph Vargas

March 4, 1928 ~ February 12, 2020 (age 91)

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Lucius "Lou” Joseph Vargas, 91, of Moline, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moline.  Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Monday at Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd, Moline.  Burial will be at the National Cemetery on the Rock Island Arsenal.  Military honors will be conducted by Moline American Legion Post #246.  Memorials may be made to the family.

Lou was born on March 4, 1928, in Streator, IL, the son of Frank and Lupe (Toledo) Vargas.  He was a U.S. Veteran, proudly serving in the Army during the Korean War.  Lou was a member of the Moline American Legion Post #246, where he dutifully served among the honor guard.  He was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He remained politically active throughout his life, and generously supported many charitable organizations.  His passion was football and was a devoted follower of the Chicago Bears.  He retired as a federal government employee, where he worked as a logistic management specialist.

Survivors include his son, Kevin and his wife Angela Vargas, and beloved longtime companion Linda Wells.

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February 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Esterdahl Mortuary & Crematory, Ltd.
6601 38th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

Mass of Christian Burial
February 18, 2020

10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
1307 17th Avenue
Moline, IL 61265

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